Why Does Eating Feel Like A Chore?
There seems to be variations in mindset when it comes to eating for a purpose like weight loss. Either it seems like there’s not ever enough food on your plate, or it looks like an insurmountable mountain that you must suffer and eat through for your end result.
In the experience gained by helping many people like you better understand how food affects your body in a common sense way that puts you in control of how you look, it is shocking to find how many of you find eating a chore. Coming from a family who eats like it’s a sports event, relating to you who dislike eating has been challenging.
One of the most important success factors for you, the client, is the dedication of Cornerstone Weight Loss to constant improvement through the interpretation of your data and purposeful communication. You deserve a weight loss guide who is constantly improving so you can get to where you want to go faster and take control of how you look.
This is what is meant by taking a forensic approach to weight loss.
This short blog post is aimed to help you who struggles with eating food on a consistent basis, regardless of the quantity thereof. Reading this will help normalize your struggle and let you know that you’re not alone. Additionally, you’ll know that there are solutions out there for you and eating for weight loss will not always have to be something that you hate.
Let’s get to work!
Why do I hate eating?
This next section will contain statements from real clients, either by paraphrasing or directly quoting.
The aim of this section is to show you that you’re not alone in your hatred of eating for your weight loss goals. Also, you may find some examples more relatable than others, and that’s the point.
This short blog post is meant to be a resource for you. Removing some mental frustration by bringing it to the light seems to be one of the best ways to handle it.
What clients are saying
- I just end up running out of time! Eating just gets put on the low-priority list.
- It’s difficult for me to grasp that I should be eating more for weight loss. Isn’t eating less better?
- When I’m short on protein I just want to eat more carbs. If i eat my protein number just looking at a piece of bread makes we want to cry.
- I’m only hungry at night, and it’s just too much food to get in a such a short amount of time.
- I’m so hungry I’ll eat my hat! Then, when I go to sit and eat, I’m done wanting to eat after a few bites.
- I’m hungry before I start cooking, and when I’m done cooking for my family I just don’t want to eat.
- Cooking kills my appetite.
What you can gather from others
Hopefully you have found something you can relate with in the above list. Much of the reasons these clients gave for hating to eat seem to come down to two themes:
- Timing: you seem to simply run out of time. You put off eating during the day because it is a chore and procrastinating sounds like a fix to your problem, albeit only temporarily.
- Perception: you look at the food and it stares back. It looks bigger than what you can get down and you give up before even attempting it. Additionally, there seems to be a common theme to loose your appetite after cooking.
To further exacerbate your eating challenge, it looks like being on a low-calorie diet reduces appetite as well. Check this article out.
What are you eating?
It’s imperative to understand that if your challenge with eating becomes a persisting problem that seems to be getting worse, you ought to consult a licensed physician.
This next section is about better eating alternatives for your preferences. This is to help you meet your macronutrient suggestions in order for you to achieve your weight loss goals.
It seems sometimes that when you’re in an effective weight loss program you can get into a particular eating groove that’s difficult to divert from. Eating the same thing everyday becomes the norm.
For some, eating different foods can be a cause of worry. You may think, for instance, if the foods you’ve been eating have gotten you results so far then you may not want to jerk the steering wheel.
This is understandable and a common occurrence among many of you who use Cornerstone Weight Loss for your weight loss guide.
The reality of your situation is this: expanding the foods you can eat is possible and encouraged. As long as you’re meeting your suggested daily macronutrients, finding better-tasting substitutes for foods you find less palatable is encouraged.
How could it be otherwise?
If replacing something you have grown to hate because of daily repetitive eating helps your overall consistency, then it may be required that you do so in order to get to your weight loss goal.
Furthermore, this is a huge part of better understanding how food affects your body. This learning through trial and error while simultaneously achieving your weight loss goal will put you in control of how you look, forever.
For a basic breakdown of common food substitutions, go here.
How to force myself to eat
It’s going to sound like you’re supposed to be making yourself sick here. It’s going to look like it’s time to just ramrod all your food down, gag-reflex be darned.
This is not the case.
There’s a difference between forcing yourself to eat and pushing yourself to eat.
If eating is making you physically ill, you may have bigger challenges than you realize. This is when it’s time you see a licensed physician.
Not forcing, but pushing yourself to eat what will get you to your weight loss goal is something you may need to do. If you push yourself consistently, it will get better for you. Over time, you will get used to consistently eating everyday. Just as anything that is difficult in the beginning, with practice you become more efficient and the process will get easier.
The action step here is to push everyday until you’re used to it.
*Side note: the good news is as you progress through your effective weight loss program, you ought to be eating less and less as you stay ahead of your weight loss plateau.
Finally some good food
Here’s a little more good news for you.
As you experiment with food substitutions you’re finally going have some good food that you personally enjoy.
It may take a month or longer to get your groove, but eventually it will come. You will find combinations of foods that you can cycle through and stick with for the longterm.
You may even find foods that will be a part of your everyday diet even after you hit your weight loss goal.
This is not the case for everyone, however. Some of you just need a constant variant of food choices, and that’s ok. Knowing that about yourself also better helps you understand how food affects your body, ultimately leading to you taking control of how you look, forever.
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